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Milford Extended Helicopter Tour from Queenstown
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Milford Extended Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

By Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Helicopter flight
What's not included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Pickup details
  • Will self-drive Pick up location TBC Kamana Lakehouse Mercure Queenstown Resort Heritage Queenstown Crowne Plaza Queenstown I-Site Millennium Hotel Pounamu Apartments The Rees Hotel Sherwood Bus Stop (Frankton Rd) The Hilton Resort & Spa
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Queenstown isite Visitor Information Centre, 22 Shotover Street, The Clocktower Building, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair accessible
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9180P7

      • Most travellers can participate
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Infants will be charged at the child rate (0-3 years old sit on adults lap)
      • Due to comfort and weight/balance of the aircraft, passengers must supply accurate weights upon booking
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      • You'll start at
        35 Lucas Place
        Or, you can also get picked up
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      • Pass by
        Milford Sound / Piopiotahi
      • 1
        Milford Sound
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        Pass by
        Milford Sound
      • 2
        Milford Sound
        Stop: 30 minutes
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      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
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      • Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
        979
        Queenstown, New Zealand
        Joined in October 2010
      • Extraordinary706747
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Glacier helicopter ride
        Fantastic day. We were picked up and dropped back off at our accommodation which was very helpful. The entire staff made us feel safe and welcome.
        Written 18 May 2024
      • Jet64504412397
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An incredible experience
        I wish there was a 6th rating as 5 is simply not enough to represent the level of service and professionalism from the whole team, this was an exceptional experience. The pilot Will and the crew were amazing and an absolute pleasure to deal with, I simply cannot recommend them highly enough!
        Written 8 May 2024
      • zumbaworld
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Bucket List Items x 3
        Jeremy was an an excellent helicopter pilot and host!! Everything was wonderful and soo worth it. The helicopter itself is clean, spacious and suitable for people with claustrophobia. Thank you!!
        Written 6 May 2024
      • Freedom51285833368
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The highlight of our New Zealand honeymoon.
        Great experience! We did a lot of activities in new zealand and this was definitely the highlight. Pilots were great and made sure everything went smoothly.
        Written 6 May 2024
      • 553duanem
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Bucket list checked off!
        Our pilot Luke was amazing. Gave a great flight, smooth informative. Amazing views upon landing upon recent snowfall. Polite, professional and a great sense of humor!
        Written 2 May 2024
      • davidrX399PT
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience
        The whole thing was incredible. The helicopter flight was beyond believable, and the cruise was spectacular. Can't recommend it enough!
        Written 16 April 2024
      • CRB69
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A Fabulous Glacial Experience!
        Incredible and personalized door-to-door exceptional service! Our pilot, Will, took great care of us from start to finish, giving us an amazing helicopyer flight to and from Milford Sound. Will surprised us by landing on the top of Mt Tutoko glacier and allowing us to get out an experience the glacier up close and personal. A truly wonderful day with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters!
        Written 14 April 2024
      • sharnaedmondz
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What an experience!!! Amazing!
        Absolutely loved our flight experience with Luke West, right from the start to the end he was so professional and very experienced. He definitely went above and beyond for us. Which made our trip even more memorable than it already was! It’s the little things that make it special. From digging in the snow to help us climb to the top, realising I was cold so went back to the helicopter to bring me my jacket. The whole entire staff is awesome! Thank you to all at glacier southern lakes helicopters you are all amazing!! We will definitely be back with you guys for another exceptional experience.. did I mention we went for our 1 year wedding anniversary? Left there with our cups overflowing!
        Written 7 April 2024
      • iWuverine83
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing and highly recommended experience
        10/10 experience! The views were breathtaking and the helicopter experience felt very safe and exciting. Jeremy, our pilot, was a steady hand and gave us a some amazing views and insights into the area. The booking process was also very smooth - they were responsive and very clear with the instructions. Complimentary pickup was also included! Highly recommended and it left us wishing we could go on more flights with them in the future 😊😊😊
        Written 4 April 2024
      • RegularKeyakidiner
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Enjoyable flight....
        Enjoyed the flight and the landing on Glacier Isabel given that we could not make the heli hike on Franz Josef Glacier due to poor weather for our 2 hour window... Next best...
        Written 23 March 2024
      • travellingmichael1
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing, unique experience
        From the moment you take off you know you are in for a special experience. At 7000 feet you get a perfect close up view of the scenic mountains and valleys surrounding Queenstown, sights you would never see in that level of detail unless you were a mountaineer. The glacier landing (which is weather related) is a once in a lifetime experience where you truly feel you are connecting to nature. If the pilot gives that the all clear, best to skip the pebbled beach landing because, as soon as you step out of the helicopter swarms of sand flies start biting your face, neck and feet the itching goes on for days afterwards! The pilot was calm and helpful with just the right level of commentary. Don't miss this.
        Written 17 March 2024
      • Tenli F
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Majestic Milford Sound
        Wow! I have taken several helicopter flights and the beauty of this area is unmatched. You’ll be flying next to snowy blue glaciers; pop over the ridge of the mountain and you’re now looking at a completely different landscape. Will our pilot was great!
        Written 14 March 2024
      • travellingmichael1
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing, unique experience
        A stunning bucket list experience! From the moment you take off you see close up views of mountains and deep valleys from 7000 feet that you would never otherwise see unless you were a mountaineer. Then you fly over to Milford Sound making a couple of stops and see the fjord, but the ultimate experience is landing on the glacier where you get stunning pictures and a sense of exhilaration. It's all weather related of course but, if all is well, they give you the green light about one hour before take off. Only at that point do they take payment. The staff are helpful and friendly and Will, our pilot, was calm and professional. Even if you think you have seen it all do not miss this adventure....its worth every penny!
        Written 10 March 2024
      • D9788MYmaryp
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Trip of a lifetime! Amazing!
        It was an extraordinary opportunity! There are not enough words to accurately describe this. It was magnificent - magical- majestic! Our pilot Luke was awesome - talented pilot and a wonderful host and guide. This was a highlight of our trip to New Zealand! I would recommend this excursion! We will be back some day! I’d give this 10 stars if there was such a rating! ❤️
        Written 9 March 2024
      • chyy8
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Top of the line experience!
        It was such an incredible way to see the country I grew up in. Only of the most breathtaking experiences of my life flying low over the range. The crew were so professional and our helicopter pilot Jeremy was as good as you could ask for. I would 100% use this company again and when my children are older I would happily take them on it. Money well spent
        Written 5 March 2024
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      Swei T
      Sydney, Australia8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An incredible journey across flying across the mountains of Milford Sound. If you have watched Lord of the Ring this flight is a must do! The glacier landing is the most stunning moment; the pilot is incredible with their precision landing. The landing at the beach is awesome another incredible moment. Afterwords there’s one last landing at Milford Sound, simply incredible.
      Written 29 December 2022
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      Hi Swei, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent flight with us. We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time on our Milford Extended flight and had such incredible weather too!! Thank you very much for choosing GSLH! Kind regards, Tegan
      Written 29 December 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Joseph T
      11 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Couples
      The flight was great. The views going to, over Milford Sound (MS), and coming back from were fantastic. We flew over a variety of snow capped mountains going and coming back. There were three landings, the first was a 10 min. stop at a beach viewing the Tasman Sea, and then a 25 min. +/- stop at Milford Sound airport. Both of these stops provided great photo spots of the MS. The Sand Flies were bad at both of these locations, so insect repellant is advised if it is warm. There's a bathroom facility near the MS airport stop. The third and most exciting stop was a 10-15 min. stop near the top of a snow covered mountain. We landed in about 10 inches of fresh snow and got out to get great pictures. It was sunny and not windy so we didn't need extra clothing at this stop. Everyone had extra clothing in a storage compartment in case they were needed. The pilot was great, the ride was very smooth. Views and photos were great. Tour service was excellent. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel. The weather was good which I understand is always iffy. There was another couple flying with us making a total of 4 passengers. The helicopter has six passenger seats (2 in front and 4 in back), so if was nice to have a little extra room with just the four of us. At each stop we changed seating so everyone could get a front seat for one flying section. The trip from hotel pickup up to drop off took 3.5 hours. In-air flight time was around 2 hours. The price seems a little high, but I would recommend the tour as the best way to see MS and a section of the NZ Alps from Queenstown.
      Written 27 October 2023
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      Hi Joseph, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience on our Milford Extended flight. It sounds like you had the perfect weather for your flight to Milford Sound! We are lucky to be able to share our backyard with passengers like yourself and show the true beauty of our region from the air. We trust you captured many photos and videos from your flight! I will be sure to pass along your very kind feedback to both the pilot and wider team. Thank you again for your feedback, it was an absolute pleasure flying you to Milford Sound and thank you for choosing to fly with GSLH. Kind regards, Tegan
      Written 13 November 2023
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      alexmiller90
      Atlanta, GA130 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Family
      Our legendary pilot, Alfie, shepherded us through beautiful country making landings at Milford Sound, a remote west coast beach, and a snow covered mountain top. He was a true expert flyer and the ride could not have been smoother. What a spectacular experience and great service throughout.
      Written 9 January 2024
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      Hi Alexmiller90, Thank you very much for your review on your recent flight to Milford Sound. Sounds like you had a spectacular day to Milford with Alfie! I will certainly pass along your kind words to Alfie. Thank you very much for choosing to fly with us. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Milford and have a safe journey home. Kind regards, Tegan
      Written 10 January 2024
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      Craig W
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020
      Our helicopter flight was a truly amazing experience. It has to be the best possible way to see Fiordland and all of its beauty. Jonno is a wonderful guide and made the whole flight a very enjoyable one, providing some great commentary of the different areas and landing in 2 wonderful spots on a glacier and mountaintop. We also enjoyed the minibus ride from our accommodation to the departure point with Darren, who is a very friendly driver and made us feel right at home from the moment he picked us up. Overall a great experience and the highlight of our trip to Queenstown.
      Written 9 January 2020
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      Kia ora! Thank you for your wonderful review! I am so pleased to hear what a wonderful experience you had with us and we hope to welcome you back in the future!
      Written 2 February 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Nick B
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This trip makes lifetime memories. Our pilot Luke was exceptional. Very early departure from Queenstown just as the sun was kissing the peaks and flying across the mind blowing alps to Milford Sound. Virtually no one else in sight. Walking through the bush track to look along the sound and Mitre Peak reflected in the water. Stunning! Flying again and along and through the Sound the scale was difficult to take in. Landing again on the edge of the Tasman Sea on a rugged beach isolated from the world was inspiring. Then up 10000 feet into the snow, landing to play in a pristine blanket framing the highest peak in the region. Superb! The trip was beautiful. We couldn't have done it in our own and cannot thank Maddie, Ruby and especially Luke for the opportunity.
      Written 25 July 2022
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      Hi Nick B, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent flight with us. We are so happy to hear that you had an incredible time on our Milford Extended flight, its certainly a highlight and one of the best flights we have on offer. We are very blessed with what we have in our backyard and love sharing it with people like you. We will pass on your amazing feedback to Pilot Luke, Maddie & Ruby. Thanks again for choosing GSLH, we hope to see you in the near future. Kind regards, Tegan
      Written 26 July 2022
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      Travel50802720951
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2023 • Couples
      Amazing experience! HIGHLY recommend for everyone. I thought my time flying fighters in the US Air Force was fun flying (it was) but Luke in the might EC-135 helicopter was awesome. The views, the flying, the experience was spectacular. Thank you for making our 10 days in New Zealand wonderful. This was the highlight!!!!
      Written 17 January 2024
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      Hi Travel50802720951, We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback on your recent experience. We are beyond happy to read that you had such an amazing experience uncovering the beauty of Milford Sound! I will make sure to pass along you very kind words to Pilot Luke. Thank you again and we hope to fly you again in the future. Kind regards, Tegan
      Written 21 January 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      davidmima
      Brisbane, Australia108 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Received a call this morning saying it was unsafe and dangerous to fly to Milford. They offered a smaller flight around Queenstown. They also offered another day to make up for the weather but unfortunately we fly out tomorrow.
      Can not blame the weather or the company. They called early this morning giving us plenty of notice.

      I really can’t give a low feedback as I appreciate it’s safety first.
      Written 8 October 2023
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      Hi Davidmima, Thank you for your review. Apologies that we were unable to fly you to Milford Sound today. There was a combination of high winds, rain and low cloud, this is very typical for Milford as it has its own mirco-climate. We take safety very seriously and want to ensure you have the best experience possible when on a flight with us. I am pleased to hear that the team assisted you and provided you with alternative flight options. We hope that when you are next in Queenstown we get the opportunity to fly you to Milford Sound! Kind regards, Tegan
      Written 8 October 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      gablovesfreyja
      Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Couples
      Incredible experience with amazing pilot Alfie - the most experienced pilot who did a year of filming for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. We had the most stunning day. Beautiful scenery. Really really enjoyed it. Landed on a mountain with snow, then at Milford Sound airport, then on a beach on the Tasman Sea. Perfect weather. Incredible pilot.
      Written 28 February 2024
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      Hi Gablovesfreyja, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent flight. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful flight with Pilot Alfie and enjoyed the beautiful scenery on offer. Thank you very much for choosing to fly with Glacier Southern Lakes Heli. Kind regards, Tegan
      Written 25 March 2024
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      John Cross
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Weather was perfect. Flight to Milford Sound via a Glacier landing and bubbles a superb experience. The whole operation very well organized and run. Staff and Pilot (Matt)
      all very professional.
      Thankyou.
      Written 19 October 2021
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      Hi there, Thank you so much for your review, I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Matt! We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Ruby
      Written 6 November 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Vicki L
      13 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a fabulous experience with great pilot Matt. We landed in Milford sounds, a beach and glacier. Highly recommend this trip. Was fun & informative with great commentary. Many thanks for the great photos too
      Written 19 November 2020
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      Hi Vicki Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear you had a fabulous experience with Matt on our Milford Extended Flight! We do hope to welcome you back soon!
      Written 23 November 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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